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Please- need thoughts and prayers.... April 24, 2006 9:39 AM

this is my baby boy eddy.  i adopted him from a friend who had saved him when he refused to eat at a shelter and was starving.  i brought him home and he is slowly gaining weight but about a week ago he started acting sickly. he started stumbling and falling over and this morning he refused to move. i rushed him to the vet and he may have distemper.  their suppose to call me later...for all of you who do not know what distemper is it attacks the nerve system and the vet  said theres a 50% chance of not making it.....eddy.jpg

please everyone please i dont know what to do!! i love my baby so much and he is the sweetest smartest dog!!! i just need prayers for my baby boy to be ok!!!!!! please just pray for him.  thank you everyone.... hes only 3 yrs old and has so much life ahead of him.  i just dont know what i'll do if i lose my baby....please i dont ask for help very often but i just need all the help i can get to help me through this

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xoxo roxy

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 April 24, 2006 10:20 AM


Thinking of you Roxy and praying your baby will be ok    Please keep us updated...

Peace & Prayers, C.C.

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 April 24, 2006 5:00 PM

i called the vet today at around 4 o clock and he said that when they took a fecal sample he had hook worms and some other type of worm. couldnt hear that well because my cell was breaking up. i went by after work and i had to hold back tears. they have him hooked up to an IV and he was just shaking. i dont know if it was from fear or coldness or the IV or what but i asked the girl to please give him another blanket and she did. he loves to burrow so i am going to take him by his blanket and fave toy tomorrow morning.  the doctor said that the worms may have something to do with it.  the shelter where i got him said that he had had all his shots so i hope he will be ok.  hes gone blind in his left eye, from what they dont know.  all i can do is sit and wait for the test results but i feel so helpless........

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 April 24, 2006 8:28 PM

My prayers are with you always.  I will send positive energies in the hopes that it will help.

All My Love

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 April 25, 2006 7:58 PM

sigh...i called dr wolfe and he said that eddy isnt doing much better, maybe even a little worse.  he said that their helping him walk around and do his business but that he can barely stand up straight. he is eating but that now his eyes are starting to twitch back and forth. and that i guess is another sign of the neurotical or however you spell it part of why it might be distemper. their still waiting for some of his lab work to get back but if nothing changes in a few days then they have to come up with a new plan. im going to go by and take him his toy and everything today. i cant take his blanket because hes mostly just peeing right there in the cage. but we cant give up hope. i went by and saw him last night and his eyes were going back and forth. poor baby i just cant hold back tears anymore. they say that hes not in pain or whimpering so thats a good sign.  imma go see him again this morning.  i feel so horrible. i should of taken him to the vet sooner but it didnt get to a point of urgency until like friday night and then vets arnt open on the weekends.  i just feel so helpless.......  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 25, 2006 7:58 PM

talked to the vet today and went and visited eddy for almost an hour. when i talked to the vet in the morning he said that since distemper is so rare that there are very few places that test for it so the bloodwork had to be sent to a lab in NEW YORK and its gonna take 4 days for results.  4 days!!!! by 4 days eddy could be too far gone to do any good!!!! they have on fluids and some type of antibiotic. when i went to see him he recognized me and seem to get a little bit of energy. he just laid on me and when i took him out he tried to walk but would stumble around and then fall over......the doctor said that he doesnt wimper or show any signs of pain so thats a good thing. all i can do now is sit and wait and pray. there is a high chance though that i might have to decide whether to put him down or not....i just cant stop crying....i love my baby and im afraid that by the time the lab work gets back it will be too late and i feel guilty...maybe i should of taken him to the vet sooner...i just feel so horrible.....  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 27, 2006 8:19 PM

Try not to let the guilt take over...for eddy's sake.  Be strong for him.  You've done all you can and that's all any pet can ask for.  Still praying for his recovery....


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 April 30, 2006 7:08 PM

hey everyone sorry i havent been on for the last few days. life has been very hectic. anyways sadly they do think eddy has distemper and the tests have pretty much proven it.    so alongside the prayers i am now asking if anyone has any home remedies, stories, ANYTHING to help me get my baby better. im bringing him home on monday. my other dog is going to stay with my grandma. so please everyone keep praying...he already is more responsive and if you have ANY information about making him better message me, email me at or just write it here.  thank you everyone!!!!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 May 04, 2006 10:12 AM

hi everyone.  first i would like to thank everyone for their continued support and help...but sadly I had to put eddy down this morning. last night he started going into seizures so I rushed him to the vets office and this morning he was only getting worse so i thought the only fair thing was not to let him suffer anymore.....i held him in my arms when it happened. he was not alone.  im so distraught right now i dont know what to do.  he was doing better and then all of a sudden he just got worse. so if i dont respond for a few days thats why. i loved him sooo much and now everything i look at reminds me of him.  i just wish that whoever started this whole thing about not vaccinating their dogs could see what my baby went through and what im going through because he was not vaccinated against it before i got poor baby. i know that he is now at peace but i just dont just....hysterical..... he was such a wonderful baby and didnt deserve this and now i feel so alone  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 May 04, 2006 3:12 PM

I send you my deepest condolences.  I lost a dog once, and it was truely heartbreaking.  Just remember that he is waiting for you in the field just before the rainbow bridge and that you will find each other again.  All my love...


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 May 13, 2006 11:03 AM

O Roxy...I am so sorry about ur baby & that I haven't been there for u...i have had a family emergency myself to deal with & haven't been to groups in a while...My prayers remain w/ u and ur family.

Peace & Prayers, C.C. 

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